Foster Wheeler Italiana has been awarded an engineering and procurement contract by Saras for new process units at the Sarroch refinery in
According to a statement, the contract includes an option, which Saras may elect to exercise at a later date, for the provision of construction supervision services by Foster Wheeler. Saras is one of the leading industrial companies in
Foster Wheeler's scope includes a new hydrodesulphurisation unit with 180 cubic metres per hour throughput, designed to reduce the sulphur content of a gasoline blending component to seven parts per million weight, while minimising octane loss.
In addition, two new independent tail gas treatment units will be installed, each with approximately 36 metric tonnes per hour capacity. The tail gas treatment units will be designed to achieve a minimum overall sulphur recovery of 99.9 percent from the tail gases, in line with new emissions legislation. Tail gases are "leftover" gases from the sulphur recovery unit.